City Desk

The Needle: Sterling and the Pigskins

Sherman Talk: The Seattle Seahawks Richard Sherman said in an interview with Time magazine that if the NFL had its own Donald Sterling, it would not ban him from the league. "Because we have an NFL team called the [Pigskins]. I don’t think the NFL really is as concerned as they show. The NFL is more of a bottom line league. If it doesn’t affect their bottom line, they’re not as concerned," he said. Kudos to Sherman for his comments, not to the team's name. +5

Friendly Commute: The number of D.C. residents commuting to work by bike more than doubled in a decade, from 1.2 percent to 3.1 percent. +2

Smelly Car: Washington Post's Dr. Gridlock blog wants people to send in photos of the new Metro cars. The blog's hashtag idea? #NewMetroCarSmell. We're sure the new cars will smell bad eventually, but let's not preemptively encourage riders. -3

The Price of Crabs: Chesapeake Bay blue crabs are going to be especially expensive this summer after this year's brutal winter caused the blue crab population to decrease significantly. -3

Friday's Needle rating: 70 Today's score: +1 Today's Needle rating: 71

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